Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-20-2013, 03:55 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sgc1107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TN by way of NH
Posts: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by chbix View Post
Headloss is the gph lost over the length of the output. Say at your pump the output is 100gph. But if you have a pipe vertically 1 foot off the pump your gph falls to say 80gph (only loose example not real numbers) then you put a 90 degree elbow, then some pipe horizontally...all of that affects what the final out put is of the pump.
That's what I thought, thank you! I was watching a YouTube video about each piece of PVC (90's, 45's, t's) each have a value to configure the total headloss. It was a good video
__________________

__________________
Sgc1107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
I wouldn't use hard pipe for the drains. You may want to move them from time to time. I would use flexible pool hose for the drains.
I would also use flexible hose for the return(s) to cut down head loss.
I suggested a 40 breeder because of the footprint. It's 36 x 18. You will have many more skimmer options if you go with a wider tank as a sump.
One more thing I would suggest- if you haven't purchased this display yet, I would seriously consider a 180. A 150 is only 18" front to back, a 180 is 24. You will love the extra depth. Plus, a 180 is a few inches shorter top to bottom than a 150, which makes it much easier to reach the bottom, with light, and your arm.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 01:11 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Mr. D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 604
+1
Flexible hose is easier to deal with even if it doesn't look as nice but it's hidden either way
__________________
Mr. D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sgc1107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TN by way of NH
Posts: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_X View Post
I wouldn't use hard pipe for the drains. You may want to move them from time to time. I would use flexible pool hose for the drains.
I would also use flexible hose for the return(s) to cut down head loss.
I suggested a 40 breeder because of the footprint. It's 36 x 18. You will have many more skimmer options if you go with a wider tank as a sump.
One more thing I would suggest- if you haven't purchased this display yet, I would seriously consider a 180. A 150 is only 18" front to back, a 180 is 24. You will love the extra depth. Plus, a 180 is a few inches shorter top to bottom than a 150, which makes it much easier to reach the bottom, with light, and your arm.
Lol my husband may kill me!!.... Hmmm 180 gotta look into this now!

Never thought to use pool hose... Still thinking!! Thanks!!
__________________
Sgc1107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 11:27 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
You are welcome. You can thank me later when you have an awesome tank!
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.